In a Presbyterian congregation, the members run the church. Every year, our congregation nominates, elects, and ordains women and men to serve the church as “ruling elders” to lead our congregation’s life and ministry. They have responsibilities for the life of the congregation as well as the whole church, including ecumenical relationships. This group of elders is called the “Session.”

Clerk of Session

Clerk of SessionMike Johnson (2019)The Clerk of Session manages the business of church meetings and keeps official church records.

Strategic Plan Implementation Committee

PlanningDavid Markham (2018)Supports the congregation in accomplishing the goals of our Three-Year Plan (2018-20).

Administrative Council

Administration SupportKathryn Sandifer (2018)Manages space use and policies, handles insurance and legal matters, and provides assistance for the front-line efforts of the staff including office equipment and telecommunications.
PersonnelWendy Reiser Cromwell (2020)Evaluates and supports the paid church staff.
CommunicationsCharles Bonner (2019)Oversees internal and external church communications, marketing, and website maintenance.
PropertyJarvis Ellis (2020)Manages and maintains church property, inside and outside.

Community Life Council

ParishesMary Nevil (2017)Coordinates the 12 NDPC parishes, communicates and provides guidance for Parish leaders, and resources for parish events.
Community Fellowship and Special EventsThom Schreck (2020)Facilitates social gatherings, shared meals, and outings.
Congregational CarePam Joyce (2018)Offers special care to our members during life changes and major events.
EngagementEllen Herbert (2020)Coordinates the church's public face, including: marketing, greeting and welcoming visitors, facilitating a new member process and seeking opportunities for further engagement with our community.

Education Council

Adult EducationGinny Bowen (2018)Organizes Christian education programs for adults.
Children’s and Youth EducationMarion Reeves (2019)Manages a strong children’s program, which is strengthened through the curriculum used during church school, children’s involvement in worship, youth group opportunities, and family activities and education.

Mission and Social Concern Council

Peace and JusticeCarol Tveit (2019)Engages in political advocacy in conjunction with NDPC’s mission commitments, facilitates congregational support for peacemaking.
Global MissionGenia Cayce (2017)Oversees NDPC’s support of international mission initiatives.
Community MinistryNancy Gathany (2020)Supports NDPC’s local and national mission initiatives and activities.

Stewardship Council

CommitmentKent Haythorn (2019)Creates opportunities for people to give money, time, and other resources to support the church’s ministry.
FinanceGabriel Ramirez (2020)Provides oversight of the church’s annual budget.

Worship Council

WorshipJanet Jasper (2020)Oversees programs and activities for the church’s worship of God.